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New Delhi [India], September 30 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited the Bhalswa landfill site and said work on clearing the garbage is expected to exceed the target.

"The work is going on a fast pace. So far, 18 lakh tonnes of garbage have been cleared. The agency which is currently working has to complete the target of (clearing) 30 lakh tonnes (of garbage) by May next year, but with the speed at which the work is being done, it is expected that instead of 30lakh tonnes it will be completed up to 45 lakh tonnes," he said. Kejriwal had earlier outlined the steps being taken by the Delhi government to tackle pollution.

"We have identified thirteen hotspots where pollution is high and an action plan has been made for each hotspot and a war room has been made too. Thirteen special teams have been also formed. Last year we used bio-decomposer to control stubble burning in 4400 acres, this year it will be used in5,000 acres," he said. (ANI)

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